Empowering female newcomers with digital skills

by Stichting She Matters
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Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
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Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
Empowering female newcomers with digital skills
Flashback from our graduation ceremony with Nike
Flashback from our graduation ceremony with Nike

Dear Friend,

We hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well.

Thank you once again for your generous donation to Empowering female newcomers with digital skills through GlobalGiving. It’s truly made a difference.

We want to make sure you see the impact of your donation. Here are some highlights of what we’ve been able to accomplish thanks to your support:

Success stories

It’s been busy at She Matters and we’re thrilled to have made more matches that truly matter! Our Lotus Flower Programme (LFP) graduates continue to grab opportunities and score successes.

Hala joined Nike as an Administrative Assistant!

Hala is a professional with 7+ years of international experience in handling a wide range of technical and executive-support functions, working and volunteering in the education and professional services sectors in Turkey, Syria, and the Netherlands. She will undoubtedly be a valuable addition to the team!

Suha joined Nike as an Administrative Assistant!

Originally from Syria, Suha is a diversely skilled professional with experience in administrative support and interior design. She has a proven track record of providing professional, proactive, and comprehensive support to the leadership team, and maintaining productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders. We also know that Suha is a person who brings joy into life and workplaces.

Join us in wishing Hala and Suha well on their exciting new journey!

Friendly disruption in tech

Kudos to our candidates Esther and Niveen for landing jobs at major tech companies! Keep reading to learn more.

We have an amazing update on our partnership with NMQ Digital.

Esther joined NMQ Digital as an HR & Admin Specialist!

Esther is a finance professional with over 10 years’ experience in business services. Her friendly personality and passion for teamwork and providing quality service to stakeholders make her a valuable team asset.

New partnerships and successes

What matters most in business and in life is the difference we make for others. To keep empowering companies with diverse talent and female newcomers with employment, we continue to partner with major companies.

PRO Unlimited

PRO Unlimited is a leading, global professional services and technology company and a certified ‘Great Place to Work.’ It works with leading Fortune 500 companies and other large organisations delivering value by engaging and managing their non-employee workforce, improving talent quality, procuring services, providing savings, and managing risk & compliance. The company pioneered a new space, created new business terms (MSP, VMS, vendor-neutral), and continues to be an industry leader servicing its clients and running global programmes in more than 90 countries.

We’re super proud to have made the first match.

Niveen joined PRO Unlimited as a Client Services Consultant!

Niveen is an administrative professional with a wide range of experience in human resources, operational, and recruitment support functions. She’s now bringing her skills to a future-forward company and team.

LinkedIn Rock Your Profile

LinkedIn Rock Your Profile is a global programme designed to educate, inspire and empower members, to build their professional profiles and connect to opportunities using LinkedIn.

We’ve partnered with LinkedIn to support our candidates with securing employment. Gustavo Llopis delivered a Rock Your Profile workshop to a group of women we serve.

No spoilers, but we’ve got some exciting things in the pipeline – so stay tuned!

For more information on what we’ve been able to achieve thanks to your generous support please visit our website and click the links below.

Thank you once again for being a part of our journey and supporting our work – we couldn’t do what we do without you!  

Gratefully yours,
Christina Moreno,
Founder & Chairwoman, Stichting She Matters

One last thing – sharing our project with your friends and family helps us to spread the word about our work and continue to grow our community of supporters like you. Please consider sharing our story with your network, we’d be incredibly grateful.

Hala, Administrative Assistant, Nike
Hala, Administrative Assistant, Nike
Suha, Administrative Assistant, Nike
Suha, Administrative Assistant, Nike
Niveen, Client Services Consultant, PRO Unlimited
Niveen, Client Services Consultant, PRO Unlimited
Esther, HR & Admin Specialist, NMQ Digital
Esther, HR & Admin Specialist, NMQ Digital

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Lula and Marwa, our LFP graduates
Lula and Marwa, our LFP graduates

Dear Friend,

We hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well.

Thank you once again for your generous donation to Empowering female newcomers with digital skills through GlobalGiving. It’s truly made a difference.

We want to make sure you see the impact of your donation. Here are some highlights on what we’ve been able to accomplish thanks to your support:

Success stories

It’s been busy at She Matters and we’re thrilled to have made more matches that truly matter! Our Lotus Flower Programme (LFP) graduates continue to grab opportunities and scoring successes.

Lula joined Patagonia as a Customer Service Representative!

Lula’s story is a powerful reminder of how courage and determination can propel us to where we want to be. She persevered in her journey from being a newcomer to supporting other newcomers through her work at OpenEmbassy and Travis Foundation.

On 27 October 2020, Arte’s documentary on She Matters ‘Re: Lula is hoping for a chance: Job coaching for refugee women in Holland’ premiered. Fast forward to 2021, we’re delighted to see that she has joined Patagonia.

Arya joined Nike as an EMEA NFS Allocator!

Arya is an experienced change manager with 7+ years of experience working in cross-functional consultancy teams, providing guidance and support in global commerce, marketing, digitalisation, and brand management to international companies and institutions. With her background in full-stack development, Arya not only has the technical and analytical skills needed to succeed in our digital world but also a strong mindset for stakeholder management.

Egana joined MYLAPS as a Salesforce Application Specialist!

Egana is a highly experienced content management and brand development executive with strong leadership skills developed over 5+ years within CMS & digital media industries. She has proven expertise in managing content across multiple community channels, marketing & social networks to bring exciting products to the global market. Egana is also up-to-date with fashion and digital media industry trends.

Join us in wishing Lula, Arya and Egana well on their exciting new journey!

New partnerships

Our unprecedented partnerships with Nike and Patagonia were just the beginning. To provide exciting new job placements for our LFP graduates, we continue to partner with major companies. 

NMQ Digital

NMQ Digital is a global provider of digital marketing execution services. It’s a Dutch company, with branches in Amsterdam, Istanbul, Lisbon, Kuala Lumpur, and Portland (Oregon, USA).

MYLAPS Sports Timing

MYLAPS develops, manufactures, and delivers worldwide the industry’s favourite timing systems. Every year, its team captures the performance of over 20 million people all over the world and turns their data into insights, progress and fun. MYLAPS’ products and platforms are used for sports events, from professional events (24 Hours of Le Mans, Boston Marathon, Giro d’Italia, IRONMAN Triathlon, NASCAR, Olympics, and many more) to countless amateur level events around the corner.

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield is the premier global developer and operator of flagship destinations. Currently, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield owns and operates 89 shopping centres, including 55 flagships in the most dynamic cities in Europe and the United States.

SBM Offshore

SBM Offshore provides floating production solutions to the offshore energy industry, over the full product lifecycle. The company is market leading in leased floating production systems delivered to date, with multiple units currently in operation, and has unrivalled operational experience in this field.

PIRNAR

PIRNAR is a leading European innovator in the field of door entrances. It is a fast-growing family company with a highly-developed sales network across Europe. In recent years, PIRNAR has managed to design the best insulated aluminium door in the world and to introduce a number of technical and design innovations into serial production, for which PIRNAR has consistently received awards.

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2021 was a groundbreaking year for us! We’re excited to have been featured among CIC-based organisations around the world that celebrated some serious wins in 2021.

What’s more, 2022 has just begun and good news started coming in – so stay tuned!

For more information on what we’ve been able to achieve thanks to your generous support please visit our website and click the links below.

Thank you once again for being a part of our journey and supporting our work – we couldn’t do what we do without you!

Gratefully yours,
Christina Moreno
Founder & Chairwoman, Stichting She Matters

One last thing – sharing our project with your friends and family helps us to spread the word about our work and continue to grow our community of supporters like you. Please consider sharing our story with your network, we’d be incredibly grateful.

Lula, Customer Service Representative, Patagonia
Lula, Customer Service Representative, Patagonia
Arya, EMEA NFS Allocator, Nike
Arya, EMEA NFS Allocator, Nike
Egana, Salesforce Application Specialist, MYLAPS
Egana, Salesforce Application Specialist, MYLAPS
Arya and Egana, our LFP graduates
Arya and Egana, our LFP graduates

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Graduation ceremony with Nike!
Graduation ceremony with Nike!

Dear Friend,

We hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well.

Thank you once again for your generous donation to Empowering female newcomers with digital skills through GlobalGiving. It’s truly made a difference.

We want to make sure you see the impact of your donation. Here are some highlights on what we’ve been able to accomplish thanks to your support:

She Matters’ Lotus Flower Programme (LFP) i.c.w. Nike – It’s a wrap!

We successfully completed our joint LFP i.c.w. Nike! Through this partnership, we joined forces to empower 10 female newcomers with future proof skills, female mentorship, and employment opportunities that will ultimately support their integration in the Netherlands. 

Here’s a snapshot of our milestones: 

  • The Nike Tech Team generously donated 10 MacBook Pros to Stichting She Matters. The MacBooks were loaned to our participants to support their successful completion of the programme, and will continue to be available for our future participants.
  • We wrapped up week 5 with a self-defence workshop delivered by Synthia Stoffer and JUNO Self Defense! A pioneer in self-defence training, JUNO teaches women how to protect their personal boundaries, prevent unwanted situations from happening, and defend themselves when necessary.
  • As a cornerstone of the LFP, our participants successfully passed their Coursera course for Python 101. Moments like these are our WHYs – and we hope yours too!
  • On Friday, 24 September 2021, we celebrated the hard work and achievements of our LFP graduates with a grand ceremony, highlighting their success and bright futures ahead. The ceremony was held at the NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, and guests included the Nike Core Team, workshop facilitators, mentors, and of course, our powerful graduates.

This wouldn’t have been possible without our partnership with Nike, specifically the Nike Women of EMEA Network, and YOUR financial support. A huge thank you for believing in our mission!

So what’s next for our graduates? Job placements via She Matters B.V. Much more to come, so stay tuned!

She Matters joins forces with Patagonia!

She Matters is proud to announce its new partnership with outdoor company Patagonia! With a mission to save our home planet, and its commitment to corporate social responsibility, we’re proud of this partnership and what it will mean for the employment of female newcomers in the Netherlands. Thank you to Patagonia for believing in our work and your continued efforts for social impact.

Success stories

Our partnership with Patagonia has already proven to be a success! Our recent LFP graduate Marwa has landed a job at Patagonia and is now working with the company’s executive management team. Stay tuned for more updates on job placements!

She Matters is 1 of the 10 initiatives selected by Rikx

She Matters was 1 of 10 social enterprises selected to pitch their initiatives to potential investors at the Rikx Starter Event at Venture Café Rotterdam. None other than the mayor of Rotterdam, Mr Aboutaleb, gave a speech and showed his support for Rikx and the initiatives. 

Rikx is a platform that helps to create an impact for the city of Rotterdam. On the Rikx platform, you’ll find various beautiful projects focused on helping Rotterdammers who need a hand-up with finding employment.

We’ve already received some initial investments, and several meetings are planned to discuss partnering with She Matters as a preferred recruitment supplier for Diversity & Inclusion. To view our profile, click here.

Legal support from NautaDutilh via Pro Bono Connect

As part of NautaDutilh’s cooperation with Pro Bono Connect, David den Blaauwen, Naud van Doorn, and Boudewijn Smit provided She Matters with legal advice on our gender-specific recruitment policy, and in particular, inclusivity of trans women, intersex, and non-binary people. This has already resulted in the first trans woman completing our LFP, we hope many more will follow.

For more information on what we’ve been able to achieve thanks to your generous support please visit our website and click the links below.

Thank you once again for being a part of our journey and supporting our work – we couldn’t do what we do without you!

Gratefully yours,
Christina Moreno
Founder & Chairwoman, Stichting She Matters

One last thing: sharing our project with your friends and family helps us to spread the word about our work and continue to grow our community of supporters like you. Please consider sharing our story with your network, we’d be incredibly grateful.

Our LFP graduates
Our LFP graduates
Our LFP graduates
Our LFP graduates
One of our LFP graduates with her beloved mentor
One of our LFP graduates with her beloved mentor
Self-defence training with JUNO
Self-defence training with JUNO
Christina Moreno with Mayor Aboutaleb - Rikx Event
Christina Moreno with Mayor Aboutaleb - Rikx Event

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Celebrating our partnership with Nike, Inc.
Celebrating our partnership with Nike, Inc.

Dear Friend, 

We hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and well.

Thank you once again for your generous donation to Empowering female newcomers with digital skills through GlobalGiving. It’s truly made a difference.

The future is digital. Your support helps women with a refugee or forced migration background (female newcomers) to build a better future for all. We want to make sure you see the impact of your donation. Here are some highlights on what we’ve been able to accomplish thanks to your support:

She Matters Joins Forces with Nike, Inc.!

She Matters is proud to announce its new partnership with Nike, Inc.! Through this partnership, both parties will join forces to empower female newcomers with future proof skills, mentorship and employment opportunities. All this will ultimately support female newcomers’ integration into the labour market in the Netherlands. The partnership will focus on supporting and growing She Matters’ Lotus Flower Programme. This 7-week career readiness programme will provide hard and soft skills training to 10 female newcomers and aims to complement their journey with mentorship and employment opportunities.

Lotus Flower Programme (LFP)

In collaboration with Nike, Inc., our upcoming LFP is underway! Our open call for applications is officially closed and our interviews with applicants have concluded. We’ve selected 10 participants who will start this exciting new journey in June 2021. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the majority of the programme will be held virtually although we aim to have some in-person workshops in line with government guidelines. Stay with us to follow our journey!

To stay updated, follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and LinkedIn.

She Matters Joins the Refugee Academy’s Project on Refugee Inclusion

We’re thrilled to be a part of the Learning Crossroads for Refugee Inclusion project, an initiative of the Refugee Academy. It’s a learning trajectory that uses participatory methods to help civil society organisations to become more sustainable and create a platform where they can learn from each other, nourished by existing scientific knowledge and the contribution of experienced experts who themselves have a refugee background. To view our profile, click here

Ongoing Support for Our Graduates

We continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and support our graduates. It’s become clear that female newcomers are experiencing a unique set of social and economic challenges raised by the health and economic crisis. With sisterhood at its core, our support goes beyond the scope and timeline of the LFP. We continue to support our LFP graduates with ongoing practical and emotional support – from advice on housing to employment. This ensures that they’re well supported to overcome this challenging time.

For more information on what we’ve been able to achieve thanks to your generous support, including outreach initiatives, please visit our website and click the links below.

Thank you once again for being a part of our journey and supporting our work – we couldn’t do what we do without you!

Gratefully yours,

Christina Moreno
Founder & Chairwoman, Stichting She Matters

One last thing – sharing our project with your friends and family helps us to spread the word about our work and continue to grow our community of supporters like you. Please consider sharing our story with your network, we’d be incredibly grateful.

Throwback to our LFP i.c.w. Salesforce
Throwback to our LFP i.c.w. Salesforce

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Stichting She Matters

Location: Rotterdam - Netherlands
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Christina Moreno
Rotterdam, Netherlands
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